February 23, 2010
Mosul (NINA) – A top level official at the IRAQIYA Slate, headed by Iyad Allawi, said that 89 thousand names have been illegally added to Niniveh population records.
In a press conference held on Monday evening, Feb. 22, Usama al-Nijaifi said that this was done secretly by the Iraqi High Electoral Commission (IHEC) in Baghdad by adding the names without having from where these people came from or who they are.
He pointed out that such false names have no records in Niniveh and with no legal support.
Nijaifi added that directors of most disputed areas in Niniveh province are members of Kurdish parties.
He pointed out that the IRAQIYA Slate will strongly participate in the election and will observe any violation adding that they have legal and constitutional means to prevent any rigging.
Nijaifi denied that the visit to Niniveh by Parliament Speaker Iyad al-Samara'e to mediate between Hadba and Niniveh Fraternal slates. / End.